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Chapter News

Congratulations New Michigan Chapter Fellows

  • Karen L Garibaldi, MD FACP
  • Baljinder Gill, MD FACP
  • Robert K Jarve, MD FACP
  • Courtney M Moore, MD FACP
  • Brent C Williams, MD FACP

(February 2022) Congratulations to the Michigan Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.

Support our Local Speakers at Internal Medicine 2022

Join ACP and your colleagues as we reconvene to meet our personal and professional goals. World-renowned faculty will present important topics and the latest evidenced-based clinical and practice information that invite you to discover new ways to improve your own techniques and patient care. Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 will also introduce a refreshed schedule and two plenary gatherings featuring must-see speakers.

We wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on this year’s Michigan Chapter Members who are serving as faculty:

  • Jessica Fried,MD High Value Approach to Inpatient Imaging - Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • Robert Hyzy, MD Clinical Triad: Oxygen Supplementation—Hospital to Home - Friday, April 29, 2022
  • Hallie Prescott, MSc, MD Sepsis Management - Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • Renuka Tipirneni, MD Making the Most Out of Mentorship - Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Kausik Umanath, MS, FASN, MD Cardiorenal Syndrome: When the Heart and Kidney Come Together - Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Kara Wyant, MD Clinical Triad: It's All in Your Head - Thursday, April 28, 2022

BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


(October 6, 2021)-Congratulations to Chung Owyang, MD. MACP, the newest Michigan Chapter Mastership of the American College of Physicians (MACP). MACP is one of the most prestigious awards in the college, for those fellows of the college who demonstrate integrity, the utmost professional behaviors, excellence in the practice of medicine, and significant impact on the profession. MACPs represent a very small percentage of college membership.

Join me in congratulating Dr. Owyang on this tremendous accomplishment.

Important News regarding your Michigan Chapter Governing Chapter Bylaws

(August 2021) The Michigan Chapter Bylaws have been in effect since 2003.  It was time to revise the Chapter Bylaws to reflect the many changes in how the Chapter operates today, to better align with National ACP Bylaws and to remain current with the members of the Chapter.  These changes have taken 1-1/2 years from concept to approval by the American College of Physicians Board of Regents, approved April 17, 2021.

You can and are encouraged to review the new Michigan Chapters Bylaws in full. 

The ask for Members:  Please consider joining us in an ACP Chapter Leadership role.  We are looking for nominations for a Chapter Secretary.  The election and vote will take place at the Annual Business Meeting which will take place at the end of the end of the Annual Fall Meeting on Sunday, October 17, 2021.

You will find attached an excerpt regarding the Secretary position description.  A review of the new Chapter Bylaws will give you more complete information.

The New Chapter Bylaws allows for members to step into Chapter Leadership positions and to join our Chapter committees.  We also plan to start a new committee focused on Diversity and Community Service along with our current Chapter committees.  This will be a new effort for our Chapter but will match clinical need for our patients during this COVID pandemic.

Please consider being part of the Chapter Leadership in one of our Committees.  Also attached is a current list of the Chapter Committees.  For interest in joining a Chapter Committee or being involved in new committees please email me at or our Governor Elect, Dr. Sarah Hartley at

You are more than welcome to nominate yourself or one of your colleagues for the Secretary Position.  Nominations, along with Curriculum Vitae, can be sent to Dr. Martha Gray or Dr. Sarah Hartley at the email addresses listed above or to the Nominations Committee Chair, Dr. Sandor Shoichet at

New Governor-elect

(June 2021) Congratulations to the Michigan Chapter Governor-Elect, Sarah E. Hartley, MD, FACP. Our new Governor-Elect has begun a year of training, which began at the conclusion of the IM 2021 virtual meeting in April. Sarah will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2022. As Governor, Dr. Hartley will serve as the official representative of the College for the Michigan Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Hartley will be working closely with Dr. Gray, Chapter and College staff to learn about the Chapter, the College and her duties as Governor.

Your Chapter is working for you! Consider becoming involved!

(June 2021) We are still seeking interested members for:

  • Health & Public Policy Committee
  • Early Career Physicians Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Communication & Social Media Committee

ACP's Online CME & MOC Learning Center adds information on state-specific CME requirements

(June 2021) Wondering about Michigan's CME requirements? You can now visit the Online CME & MOC Learning Center and click on the "State CME Requirements" tab to learn all about what you need to do. Note: You must be logged into your ACP Online account to access this information.